For this 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival house on the west side of Los Angeles, our scope of work was limited to furnishings and finishes. The primary touchstone for our clients was the archetypal Italian villa captured so lovingly in the films of Luca Guadagnino—a family refuge where comfort and generosity of spirit go hand in hand with romance and a little magic
In the manner of great Italian villas, we wanted to strike a balance between the old and the new, as if the house had been cultivated over successive generations. Floors of old limestone and reclaimed oak create a beautifully patinated foundation, redolent of history, for our colorful decorative ensembles.
In the kitchen, a wall of handmade glazed-brick tiles strikes the right note of pragmatic chic.
Vintage furnishings from Sweden and Turkey, along with specially commissioned pieces by L.A.’s most innovative contemporary artisans, expand the home’s aesthetic reach.
Wall treatments help establish particular moods for particular spaces. In the main bedroom, a cloak of deep blue plaster creates a rich, cocooning effect.